|“||It's fun to hate a guy called McG. In my humble opinion it's sheer fucking lunacy because it's just short for McGinty - fucking get past it. My name is Joseph McGinty Nichol. My mother's maiden name is McGinty. My uncle was Joe, my grandfather was Joe. I was called McG since the day I was born because we were broke and there were three Joes in the house. There's no Hollywood, 'I think I'll give myself a nickname' bullshit. It just is. And at some point I would be a sell-out punk if I rolled over and said, 'Well, call me Joe.' And I've had to suffer through teachers in the third grade saying, 'Look, no vowels!' And I suffer a bit for it now. I can only sigh and move forward.||”|
McG (born August 9, 1968) is an American television producer and director. His full name is Joseph McGinty Nichol. He was the Executive Producer of Supernatural from 2005 - 2013, for 169 episodes of the first 8 seasons. After stepping down, he remains part of the show as an Executive Consultant.
As of January 2015, McG's most recent project has been Producing The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing. McG first gained notice as the Director of Charlie's Angels, in 2000. He has worked on over 30 projects as Producer, and at least 17 as Director.
- Season 2's Hollywood Babylon had actor Regan Burns playing McG. During the scene where McG (the character) speaks to the cast in the parking lot, the real McG can be seen standing behind Sam and Dean.